WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 22 March

Parent Governor Election

Following the recent parental ballot, Claire Smith and Stephen Gilroy have been elected as Parent Governors. We look forward to welcoming them onto the school’s Governing Body.

 

HPV Vaccinations

A reminder that HPV Vaccinations for Year 8 girls are taking place on Tuesday 26 March. It may be helpful for your daughter to wear a short sleeve shirt if they have one. If you have not yet given your consent but wish your daughter to receive the vaccination, please use the following link:

http://www.hdft.nhs.uk/imms-consent

The link is also available on the school website. If required, the school code is FA6YS.

 

What’s on their phones?

Last week, Messrs Butterworth and Baybutt delivered assemblies to students in Years 7-10 about mobile phone use, specifically the law around images and social media. After persuading a number of students to hand over their phones, they were able to convince students, for a short while at least, that we could display the contents of their phones’ camera roll/videos on the big screen in the Main Hall. This was a light-hearted way of getting students to reflect on their own phone contents and it was clear it gave many of them pause for thought!

The underlying message is a serious one of course, and we would urge parent to ask themselves: do I know what is on my child’s phone? Would they let me check it? If not, why not? What are they hiding?

You can find more information at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Red Nose Day

The final total collected was £865 – thank you for your generosity.

 

Bikeability

A reminder that free ‘Bikeability’ Cycle Training from City of York Council is available to any students wishing to take part. More information and a consent form is in the attached letter. If you wish your child to participate, please complete the parental consent form and return this to the main office as soon as possible. Paper copies of this letter are also available for students to collect from the main office.

Bikeability letter

 

GCSE Art Exams

All Y11 Art students will sit two 5-hour exams next week (Monday 25/3 and Thursday 28/3, except those attending the Battlefields trip who will sit the exams on Thursday  28/3 and Friday 29/3). Please can you ensure your child arrives in D6/7 between 8.15 and 8.25 on these days (use door by D1). It is an exam regulation that all students hand in preparation work at the start of the first exam session so please make sure your child has their completed work with them at this time.

 

Summer Internships

InvestIN is offering a range of exciting internships in London (and New York) this summer for students aged 15-18 interested in following careers in law, medicine, engineering, banking and management. See the online brochure for further details:

InvestIN brochure

 

World Scout Jamboree Fundraising Evening Thursday 11 April

Two Millthorpe students, Ollie How and John Atkin, are putting on a fundraising event to help them attend the World Scout Jamboree in the USA this summer, where they will be representing York, North Yorkshire and the UK.

The evening involves six inspiring tales of adventure from local people, with stories covering the four continents from the Amazon to Everest. Tickets are just £5 each. See the flyer for more details:

Scout Flyer

The Jamboree takes place every four years, involving 40,000 scouts from 169 countries around the world, with the aim of promoting international understanding and co-operation. Those attending have to raise money to fund the cost of the trip.